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    Rhinoplasty: Part Science, Part Art

    Rhinoplasty | Atlanta Cosmetic Surgery | Roswell | Marietta | AtlantaNose is a central and prominent part of the face. Even a slight aberration in the appearance of the nose can have a magnified impact on the overall facial look. Rhinoplasty surgery can be performed by a cosmetic surgeon to correct the aesthetic anomalies and also improve the breathing function in some cases. The principles of both science and art must be applied to achieve safe, desirable, and sustainable results with rhinoplasty.

    The surgeon will have to perform a delicate balancing of the personal cosmetic goals of the patient against their basic facial anatomy and structure. Rhinoplasty is one of the more intricate cosmetic procedures that should only be performed by a trained and experienced surgeon.

    Dr. Paul McCluskey is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing rhinoplasty and various other surgical and non-surgical procedures. Patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding areas have an opportunity to receive advanced surgical solutions such as rhinoplasty from Dr. McCluskey.


    Need for Facial Proportion

    A patient seeking cosmetic rhinoplasty will typically have a specific concern related to at least one aesthetic aspect of the nose. Some patients may be dissatisfied with their current nose profile or the shape of the nasal tip. Although the cosmetic surgeon will take into account the individual cosmetic goals of the patient, but they will approach the nose surgery from an overall cosmetic perspective and create changes in proportion to the rest of the facial features.

    The surgeon’s key concern will be to maintain the essential harmony of all facial features while meeting the patient’s requirements at the same time. Some patients may want to enhance the size of the nose, but the surgeon will have to be careful not to make the chin appear undermined. The customized rhinoplasty plan should cover all aspects of nose reshaping.

    The surgeon will also ensure that the nasal function is not compromised while pursuing the cosmetic goals. In case of nostril reshaping or reconstruction of the nose, breathing difficulties may occur, which need to be avoided. An approach of part science and part art to rhinoplasty can help achieve optimal aesthetic outcomes without disrupting function.


    Minuscule Changes in Rhinoplasty

    In rhinoplasty, even one millimeter of change to the size or shape of the nose is considered aesthetically significant. In general, changes to the nose can make an impact not just on the appearance, but also nasal function.

    For instance, a nose reshaping job such as a removal of a dorsal hump may appear very minor on the outset. But a trained nose surgery expert will approach the hump removal with outstanding attention to detail and remove the hump very minutely and cautiously. The surgeon will shave off one millimeter of bone at a time and then re-drape the skin to assess new facial proportion.

    The relationship between the new shape of the nose and the nasal tip and the forehead notch should be evaluated closely. Dr. McCluskey is a dedicated plastic surgeon receiving patients from Atlanta, GA and nearby areas for rhinoplasty and other procedures of the breast, body, and face.

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